Dr. Allen Dobson and Audrey El-Gamil Present During Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) Webinar

Published Friday, March 28, 2014

Dr. Allen Dobson and Audrey El-Gamil, along with the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI), joined the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) in a webinar presentation entitled "Bundling and Coordinating Post-Acute Care (BACPAC) Toolkit". The toolkit outlined new approaches for post-acute care bundled payments with the ability to improve delivery of care for patients, providers, and the entire U.S. health care system. The analysis explains issues related to the structure, components, and attributes of post-acute care payment bundles (excluding the initial acute care hospitalization) and models the financial impact of various design parameters. The webinar also summarized key findings from the Clinically Appropriate and Cost‐Effective Placement (CACEP) project, which examined how the Medicare home health benefit is currently serving Medicare beneficiaries, and how Medicare’s use of home health could better meet beneficiary needs and improve the quality and efficiency of care.